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Christmas in a Small Town
(Slippery Rock #4)
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance
A cheating fiancé sends Camden Harris fleeing to her grandparents’ home in Missouri. When her ex follows, determined to win her back, Camden makes a deal with neighbor Levi Walters: they’ll pretend to be in love and she’ll support his plan to buy her grandparents’ land.
The boy from her childhood has grown up into an impressive man. His charm, good looks and sweet gestures make it difficult for Camden to remember this is fake. And Levi’s kisses only confuse her more.
Christmas in a Small Town is a feel-good, Christmas time romance. Camden and Levi knew each other years ago, back when she used to visit her grandparents at Slippery Rock before her father’s death, but haven’t seen each other for years–until she shows up at the local bar (the Slippery Slope, LOL) in her wedding dress. Talk about a fun meet cute!
I enjoyed watching Camden finally figure out what she wanted for herself for the first time in years. She’d been pretty much doing everything that her mother wanted and expected her to since the last time she’d been in Slippery Slope, and at first the idea of doing what she wanted with her own life was a bit overwhelming. Adding a new relationship into the mix wasn’t at all what she had in mind, but her attraction to Levi is hard to ignore. Add in an ex refuses to get the message, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a fun fake romance.
Except…maybe it isn’t so fake…?
(Of course it isn’t–we all know it’s going to end up being not at all fake, right? ;))
While their romance was all that is adorable, their relationship’s conflict felt a little lacking. Levi’s suspicions about Camden’s motivations from the start felt a bit forced–why was he so quick to put malicious purpose behind them? It didn’t seem to jive with their earlier relationship. Their black moment too felt slightly overblown–honestly, I had to agree with Levi that it didn’t seem like that big a problem to me. Still, overall this was a very cute story and a nice addition to the series.
It was fun to see the rest of the Slippery Rock gang again; don’t worry, though, this one would also work just fine as a standalone if you haven’t had a chance to read the rest of the series.
Rating: 4 stars / C+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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About the Author:
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.
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